ECIA - EIA-364-02
TP-02C Air Leakage Test Procedure for Electrical Connectors
|Publication Date:||1 July 1999|
This test procedure details a standard method to determine the integrity of the seal of the shell, insert and contact interfaces in an electrical connector.
The air leakage test may be conducted as one of the tests in a
sequential test plan, and after or during the exposure of the test
specimen to a specified temperature. Basically, this procedure
consists of establishing a pressure.differentia
Hermetically sealed connectors usually have contacts bonded to the connector by glass or other materials and permit a maximum leakage rate of gas such as 1 x lC5 cm3/s at 101.3 kpa (1 atm) or a lower maximum rate.
An environmentally sealed connector is usually provided with gaskets, seais, potting or other devices to keep out moisture, dirt. air, or dust that might reduce its performance.